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hey i just remembered that there is a win 64 and it is designed for 64 bit cpus. for three years now ive had a 64 bit cpu but have never used windows 64.. is it even common for people to use win64 and if so, what advantages do they get using it? i ask because i thought the production of 64-bit processors was going to possibly make windows 64 a standard platform, but it doesnt seem to be that way at all.. anyone have any info on the subject?
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x64 is a good platform, and will give you more performance due to the fact that it fully supports the 64bit functionality. Cons of it are normally drivers however this is becoming much better.


BTW you may find this usefull

http://www.planetamd64.com/lofiversi...php/t7774.html
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I'm using Win64 exclusively (meaning no XP 32 bit installed, only Vista x86 RC1 for dual boot).

I found that in the last 8 months or so, the driver support has gone from mostly beta to true support. Drivers have been easy to find for me. Most programs work extremely well.
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how is gaming on the 64 platform? should i switch to athlon 64?
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64-OWNS! Not much more to say than that
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I play Far Cry 64, HL2 64, UT2K4 64, and I love the performance!!! Reg. games play just fine as well.
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Every game I've played, every program I've used, every tweak and mod I've used for X64 is an echelon above 32-bit platforms. I'd say it's worth it. Games run smoothly and hone in your resources for them, thread counts are lower, and all the 32-bit interactions with 64-bit ones run at lower resource needs. x64 FTW
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post #8 of 18
Yes. The fastest Windows-based platform of all time (IMO) is Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 x64 Edition. I use that on almost all of my PCs. It is great. I also use XP Pro x64 on my laptop.
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i find x64 is better also, i just installed it on a dual boot the other day. Cause i have maya 8 which is now 64 bit. i cant find however any drivers for my linkseys wireless wmp54g. So i have no internet untill i can find some drivers. So any info for drivers for my wireless card i would appreciate greatly!

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I use 64 bit, Ive only had minor problems, until recently... NO G80 drivers yet!!!!!!
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